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Cheltenham firefighters battle 4 alarm house fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 04:00

Cheltenham firefighters battle 4 alarm house fireA multi-alarm blaze inside a house in Cheltenham, Montgomery County has been placed under control.


Correction: Las Vegas-Pay To Park story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 03:40

FILE - In this architectural file rendering provided by MGM Resorts International shows a proposed MGM Resorts parking garage. The Las Vegas Strip casino giant that announced last month it'll begin charging for parking says it's handing the keys to the program to a Chicago-based company. MGM Resorts International announced Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, that publicly-traded SP Plus Corp., will handle paid parking at Strip resorts and will hire the casino company's approximately 400 non-union valet employees. The move is scheduled to take place within 60 days. (MGM Resorts International via AP, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story Feb. 2 about MGM Resorts International outsourcing its Las Vegas Strip parking operations to a Chicago-based firm, The Associated Press erroneously reported the title of MGM Resorts executive Corey Sanders. He is chief operating officer, not chief financial officer. Also, one reference to the casino company used its former name, MGM Mirage. It is MGM Resorts International. A corrected version of the story is below:


The Latest: Planned Parenthood speaks on activists

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 03:32

Davids Daleiden, center, one of the two anti-abortion activists indicted last week speaks to media and supporters after turning himself in to authorities Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Houston. Daleiden and Sandra Merritt are charged with tampering with a governmental record, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. (AP Photo/Bob Levey)HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the anti-abortion activists charged in the making of Planned Parenthood videos (all times local):


Judge refuses to dismiss rape charge against ex-trooper

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 03:27

FILE - In this April 22, 2015 file photo, Eric Roberts, an ex-Oklahoma Highway patrolman, leaves court in Sapulpa, Okla. A judge Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 refused to dismiss a second-degree rape charge against the former patrolman who is accused of assaulting three women during traffic stops. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — A judge refused on Thursday to dismiss a rape charge against a former Oklahoma Highway Patrolman accused of assaulting three women during traffic stops, rejecting defense claims that the contact was consensual.


In San Bernadino attack, trial delayed for man accused of supplying weapons

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 03:21

Law enforcement officers look over the evidence near the remains of a SUV involved in the Wednesdays attack is shown in San Bernardino, CaliforniaU.S. District Court Judge Jesus Bernal, citing requests from both the prosecution and the defense for more time to prepare, moved the start of the trial from Feb. 23 to July 19. Authorities say the husband-and-wife shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 29, opened fire at a holiday gathering of Farook's co-workers on Dec. 2, killing 14 people and wounding 22.


New York deal on horse-drawn carriages collapses in blow to mayor

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 03:21

File photo of a horse pulling a carriage in traffic near Central Park in the Manhattan borough of New YorkA plan to rein in New York City's horse-drawn carriages, a long-time Central Park tourist attraction, has collapsed after the labor union that helped negotiate the deal withdrew its support, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday. The abrupt reversal came just one day before the City Council was set to vote on a bill that would have cut the number of carriage horses from 220 to 95. The Teamsters local that represents carriage drivers had worked with de Blasio to craft a compromise that stopped short of a total ban.


APNewsBreak: Officials warned of water, Legionnaires' link

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 03:17

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, Gov. Rick Snyder speaks in Lansing, Mich. When Snyder disclosed a spike in Legionnaires’ cases in Flint, Mich., on Jan. 13, 2016, he said he had learned about it just a couple days earlier. Internal emails however show high-ranking officials in Snyder’s administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires’ disease potentially linked to Flint’s water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)LANSING, Mich. (AP) — High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires' disease potentially linked to Flint's water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal emails show.


Texas prosecutor offers probation to anti-abortion activist behind video

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 03:15

A member of the New York Police Department stands outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Ruthy Munoz HOUSTON (Reuters) - An anti-abortion activist indicted for using a fake driver's license ID to aid secret filming inside Planned Parenthood facilities turned himself into authorities in Houston on Thursday and was offered a probation deal, prosecutors said. David Daleiden, indicted in January by a Houston-area grand jury, appeared at Harris County District Court on a charge of tampering with a governmental record, which can bring up to 20 years in prison. Daleiden leads the California-based Center for Medical Progress that released the secretly filmed videos used to accuse the women's health group of trading in aborted fetal tissue.


AP: Officials warned of Flint water, Legionnaires' link

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 03:15

 Officials warned of Flint water, Legionnaires' linkInternal emails show that high-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires' disease potentially linked to Flint's water long before the governor reported the increase to the public.


Governor's tweet questioned in Phoenix freeway shooting case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 03:15
PHOENIX (AP) — Attorneys for a man accused of some of the metro Phoenix freeway shootings want to ask Gov. Doug Ducey about a tweet he sent out minutes after their client's arrest.

The Latest: More than 5 years cut from ex-cop's sentence

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 03:12
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest on the federal resentencing hearing of Gregory McRae, a former New Orleans police officer convicted in connection with burning the body of a man who had been shot by another officer following Hurricane Katrina (all times local):

Email warned governor's aide early of possible link between Legionnaires' surge, Flint water

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 03:08
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Email warned governor's aide early of possible link between Legionnaires' surge, Flint water.

Man injured in afternoon shooting in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 03:06

Man injured in afternoon shooting in KensingtonPhiladelphia police are investigating a Thursday afternoon shooting in Kensington.


Ape at Utah zoo predicts Panthers to win Super Bowl

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 03:02

Tuah, an orangutan at Hogle Zoo looks at helmets in his enclosure in Salt Lake City, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, after selecting the Carolina Panthers to win the Super Bowl over the Denver Broncos. (Ravell Call /The Deseret News via AP) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An ape at the Salt Lake City zoo has predicted the Carolina Panthers will win the Super Bowl.


Pennsylvania governor to address budget amid bitter divide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 02:49

Newly inaugurated Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf arrives at his "Let's Get Started" celebration at Hershey LodgPennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is expected to unveil his proposal for the state's 2017 budget on Tuesday even though state lawmakers have yet to fully agree on the current spending plan that has languished half-baked as political acrimony has escalated. The state still has only a partial $23.4 billion emergency budget in place nearly a year after Wolf made his 2016 budget proposal the first time, for $29.9 billion. "It's a gigantic cloud hanging over this year's process," said Christopher Borick, associate political science professor at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, of the impasse and partial budget.


Prosecutor: 2 of 3 teens charged in Seattle homeless camp killings to be tried as adults

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 02:48
SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutor: 2 of 3 teens charged in Seattle homeless camp killings to be tried as adults.

Convicted child killer apologizes, claims better mind state

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 02:40
MIAMI (AP) — Convicted child killer Michael Hernandez apologized Thursday for fatally stabbing his middle school friend in 2004 and claimed he has gained control over the twisted thoughts about violence and serial killers that led him to commit the crime.

SS United States could be turned into luxury cruise ship

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 02:39

SS United States could be turned into luxury cruise shipThe SS United States, an ocean liner bigger than the Titanic that once carried celebrities across the Atlantic at record speeds, may one day sail again.


Kansas university mason finds 88-year-old note at stadium

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 02:25
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A mason working on a Kansas university building has found an 88-year-old handwritten note that gives a glimpse into the lives of laborers in 1928.

Historic ocean liner could be turned into luxury cruise ship

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 02:20

SS United States Conservancy Executive Director Susan Gibbs, left, and Crystal Cruises President & CEO Edie Rodriquez unveil an artist rendering of the SS United States, in New York, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. The conservation group and cruise line announced plans to overhaul the ocean liner, that once carried celebrities across the Atlantic at record speeds in its prime, but has been rotting on the Philadelphia waterfront for two decades. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — The SS United States, an ocean liner bigger than the Titanic that once carried celebrities across the Atlantic at record speeds, may one day sail again.